Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Book Review: The Big Year
From Dan's nightstand, where he recently finished Mark Obmascik's "The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession" (NY: Free Press, 2004).
"Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy this high flying book. There is quite a contrast between observing our local robins and kestrels here in upstate New York and the trials of a big year birding adventure where the participants try to identify as many species of birds in North America as possible from January 1st to December 31st. This story of the birding community past and present and three of its passionate devotees is fast-paced, fun and will make your heart soar".